SOURSOP Annona muricata
The Soursop is native to the nothern parts of South America. In its tropical conditions it grows vigorously and seedling trees will fruit within 2-3 years. In the subtropics it requires substantial protection from cold winds and will not tolerate frosts. The tree prefers deep well drained semi-dry soil.
The fruit is heart-shaped with a rough green skin and soft fleshy spines. The fresh meaty flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Superb when fruit is pureed with 1/3 of vanilla icecream. The fruit can also be dried into a sweet fruit leather. Grafted varieties have the least acid flavour and least fibrous consistency. Immature soursops are cooked as vegetables, used in soup or roasted.
The leaves of the soursop are said to have many medicinal qualities see http://www.graviola.org/
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Never (Temp always >5deg)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
April, May, June, July, August
Question & Answer
We live in Mareeba area, a bit tropical, warm days up to 35, little or no frost. Soil is sandy soill. Will these varieties grow in our area and do you supply them? Which one of the soursop will be the best for our area? Currently we grow mangoes, avocadoes and limes From: Mareeba QLD
They all should grow well up on the Atherton Tablelands. Not sure which variety of Soursop would be the best. The one we call Kyogle is just a fruiting selection that fruits well down our way. Here is a list of Soursops we have available #CategorySoursop1340
Customer Comments on Soursop
Soursop [graviola] | Juan Carlos Galli - Elanora 4221, QLD 20-Jan-2014
Graviola | Juan Carlos Galli - Elanora 4221, QLD 20-Jan-2014
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